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My friends and I just came from a trip in Northern Philippines to visit a unique adventure camp in Narvacan, Ilocos Sur. To be honest, when someone mentions Ilocos Sur, the only place I could think of is the heritage town of Vigan with its well-preserved Spanish colonial and Asian architecture. Never have I imagined that this province is home to some of the best landscapes in the country. To cap it all off, there’s a one-stop shop for adventure seekers out there. I’m talking about the Narvacan Outdoor Adventure Hub or NOAH.
For those who are hungry for some adventure, NOAH is the perfect place to go this summer. NOAH is a very unique adventure camp in the Philippines in the sense that all the four elements – water, wind, earth and fire – are well-represented in the activities offered here. From mountain climbing, ziplining, paragliding, kite boarding, wind surfing, hobie cat, paraw sailing, and ATV rides through sand dunes, there’s nothing you could ask for more.
Headquartered between a peculiarly positioned mountain beside the ocean that faces the West Philippine Sea, the mountain’s beautiful cliffs constantly produce a steady side shore wind all throughout the day making it safe to experience the different outdoor activities that’s in store for every thrill seekers out there.
NOAH’s Unique Adventure Camp in Photos
With the Amihan season in full swing, the steady cool wind gives NOAH the chance to highlight their paragliding activities, bringing in tandem pilots from General Santos City to aid their in-house pilots in offering thrilling and picture-perfect tandem rides.
This post-Valentine launch from NOAH, with the theme “Love is in the Air”, is one spectacular event I’ve experienced. There is that constant rush of adrenalines keeping us high after each activities we accomplished. And the highlight of it all, the chance to experience the joys of flying as we paraglided the cliff of Bantay Abot. And in an instant, I fell in love with paragliding.
Here are photos showcasing why you should head out to the Narvacan Outdoor Adventure Hub in Ilocos Sur, Philippines and experience the different activities lined up for those of you hungry for adventure.
Camera Used: Nikon D80
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G
the scenic road that greets you when you head to Narvacan
airy lounges are available for that picture perfect sea view
Aleah of Solitary Wanderer being mesmerized with the view
a dead log and sand plants
Mark of Nomadic Experiences feeling the ATV
a picture perfect view of the sea and sand
getting all fired up
the experts showing how it’s done with these buggies
Marcos of Marcos Detourist getting off after his sand dunes tour
Gael of The Pinay Solo Backpacker trodding the sand dunes of Narvacan
everyone wants to take ‘THE’ dune buggy shot
a display of what these buggies can do
roaring to life as they approach a small dune
shoes fit for adventure
Yey! Each of us got the chance to drive these cool buggies
a buggy and the vast sand
selfie time while trying to hold on to dear life
this feels like a piece of heaven in a desert
guests getting cozy in this beautiful oasis
the road to Narvacan, Ilocos Sur
wind surfing is one activity you can learn and do at NOAH
paragliders flying simultaneously
You now know why there’s traffic in the Philippines
NOAH means Narvacan Outdoor Adventure Hub
tandem paragliders landing on the beach
a solo paraglider landing at the beach across NOAH’s HQ
the crazy Green team preparing to rock climb at noon time when the sun’s at its peak
Marcos and Gael enjoying a leisurely walk
the short trek to reach the rock climbing or Via Ferrata site
almost ready to climb up
For Gretchen of the Filipina Explorer, ain’t no mountain’s high enough
Gael figuring out where to step next
Marcos getting ready to climb and join us
that’s where we needed to be to zipline back to headquarters
Gael attempting to climb up on her own
still a long way to go for those two
Our trek guide ziplined ahead to catch us on the other side when it’s our turn. At this point, 3 of our team persisted to advance to the Via Ferrata while the rest of us decided to end this climb and head back to have our late lunch
Gretchen all smiles on this tricky zipline
Magnet the Bear posing behind Arko
Arko is NOAH’s cafe where you can dine and devour on their yummy dishes after doing all those activities
the team getting ready to be driven uphill for the most awaited activity of the day
a wonderful view of Narvacan’s coastline
the thrilling 4×4 ride going up and up and up
overlooking Narvacan and Sulvec Port
Marky scanning his kingdom
the fields of Ilocos Sur
Aleah at the top of the world, este Bantay Abot
Gretchen taking her time admiring the spectacular view of the towns below
Dave of Silverbackpacker checking out the cove
Marcos and the cliff
untangling the ropes before flying
it’s a bird!
Gael being ushered to her pilot
Buko Raymundo getting wrapped with wings
Dave checking up on Aleah before her flight
and off Gael went paragliding
Buko and Aleah getting ready for their turn
what a beautiful view
Aleah all smiles as Buko shows her how paragliding is done
waiting for our turn to paraglide before the sun sets
This has got to be one of the best days ever as we had a full day filled with action packed adventures. It was so much fun!
Thanks for the experience NOAH! ? Narvacan, Ilocos Sur surprised me in every way and I super love this scenic town.
NOAH (Narvacan Outdoor Adventure Hub)
For bookings and reservations:
Contact Two-6 Olangco
Rates of Activities at NOAH
P800 – Hobie cat with pilot and intro to sailing for 30minutes, max of 2 pax
P300 – Zipline only
P800 – Whole mountain activity (Via Ferrata, tyrolean traverse and zipline)
P2500 – Wind surf lessons for six hours with minimum P1500
P800 – Wind surf Board rental per hour
P2500 – Tandem Paragliding
P2500 – 4×4 tour of sand dunes (up to 5 pax)
Kite surf gear rental with license (Tba)
Breathtaking and amazing! It’s gonna be an awesome playground for me!! anddd that cute magnet bear! Haha
I’m sure you will like it here CJ 🙂
Beautiful photos! So tempted to go back to Ilocos Sur to do these exciting adventures!
Thanks Gian and Sheila! The activities are super fun and I’m sure you will fall in love with their Via Ferrata 🙂
Wow, Amazing Pictures… Keep it up
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cool pictures doi. looks like there’s really a lot of adventures this place has to offer!
Thanks Ed! Indeed! Narvacan Adventure Hub as a lot of cool activities to offer for those adventure-seekers out there. 😉
Thanks for sharing your outdoor adventure experience. I read your post. I really appreciate. Your pictures are saying everything. You had a great time in Narvacan.